1949 Top Ten List

  • The Third Man (Carol Reed)
  • White Heat (Raoul Walsh)
  • Adam's Rib (George Cukor)
  • Jour de fête (Jacques Tati)
  • The Small Back Room (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
  • Le silence de la mer (Jean-Pierre Melville)
  • On the Town (Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen)
  • Twelve O'Clock High (Henry King)
  • The Fountainhead (King Vidor)
  • A Letter to Three Wives (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
  • Additional 1949 Films By Rating

  • Border Incident (Anthony Mann)
  • The Window (Ted Tetzlaff)
  • Thieves' Highway (Jules Dassin)
  • Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu)
  • The Set-Up (Robert Wise)
  • Pinky (Elia Kazan)
  • Criss Cross (Robert Siodmak)
  • Three Strange Loves (Ingmar Bergman)
  • Never Fear (Ida Lupino)
  • The Queen of Spades (Thorold Dickinson)